Papers intended for U-Committee
Trump tore White House documents
2/1/2022, 8:24 PM
Documents are requested from the White House in the storming of the Capitol for the Investigative Committee. They come from the National Archives, apparently torn down by former President Trump. It is said that he treated the papers again and again years ago with very little care.
A parliamentary inquiry into the January 2021 attack on the US Capitol appears to have found White House documents that were torn down by former President Donald Trump. As the Washington Post reports, some of the documents were shredded and then taped together. It is not clear what the documents are.
The National Archives responsible for storing such documents, which forwarded the documents to the U-committee, originally confirmed that they had received documents torn down by the previous president after Trump’s tenure. The National Archives referred to AFP news agency on media reports from 2018 that Trump had a habit of tearing up documents – and White House staff taped the documents back together in compliance with legal retention requirements.
“After the end of the Trump administration, these were turned over to the National Archives, along with a number of torn documents that were not reconstructed by the White House,” the Washington-based institution said. A law stipulates that the written records of the President must be handed over to the National Archives after the end of his term.
Trump did not want to release the document
The National Archives recently submitted documents from Trump’s tenure in the January 6, 2021 Capital Storming to a committee of investigations. Trump appealed unsuccessfully against the release of the documents and ultimately failed before the nation’s highest court. U-Committee members hope that notes from memos, e-mails, caller and visitor lists and conversations will provide new insights into the role played by Trump and those around him in the violent attack on the US Parliament.
Radical Trump supporters storm the Capitol after US Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory was confirmed in the November 2020 presidential election. The storm over the Congressional seat with five dead caused panic around the world and is considered a dark day in the history of American democracy.
Recently, Trump sparked outrage with the announcement that he would pardon attackers convicted of attacking the Capitol if he returned to the White House. “If I run and if I win, we’ll treat the people of January 6 fairly,” the Republican said at a rally in the state of Texas on Saturday. “And if it requires an apology, we will forgive them for such unjust treatment.”
Trump has repeatedly openly flirted with another presidential candidacy in 2024. Right-wing populism is still strong in the Republican Party.
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